Opinion

The problem with biased studies

Editorials

We may never know whether a drink a day keeps the doctor away. That is unfortunate. Especially because the number of people who enjoy moderate consumption of alcohol is substantial, learning whether that has health benefits is desirable. But the reason we may not get that information is ...

People keeping their homes, not paying taxes

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Once again The Sentinel has listed delinquent property tax payers. And, once again, a lot of the same names! I am completely baffled as to how and why our county continues to allow this to happen. There are many of us home owners who pay our taxes regularly and on time. We ...

Charge me up

Local Columns

As a library administrator, I’m always looking at “trends.” What’s popular, what’s the latest and the greatest, and how does it relate to libraries? I think I’ve said — probably several times — that James Patterson is THE GUY; the author that everyone wants to read. Well, he ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

Local Columns

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to read first. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant new releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call 717-436-6378 to have a ...

Problem of growing national debt cannot be ignored forever

Editorials

The $21.2 trillion national debt today is worrisome enough. But it is going to get worse, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. You may want to sit down for this: Within 30 years, the national debt will top $100 trillion, if nothing changes, the CBO is predicting. That ...

Thank you to those who blessed recent events

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the congregation of the Schrader United Methodist Church, we want to give thanks to those who blessed our two church events. We first had a walk-a-thon May 26 at Kish Park in which the proceeds went to a visiting youth group and leaders from the Cherryville ...

Casting in Hollywood rubs salt in the wounds

Editorials

Early this week it was announced that Scarlett Johansson, of “Avengers” and “Lucy” fame, has been cast in, and is a producer for, a new movie called “Rub & Tug.” This sounds standard in the world of movie making, as Johansson is clearly one of the most talented actresses in the ...

Preventon board thanks community for support

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Juniata County Prevention Board would like to thank those individuals and agencies who helped to make the Community Round Table events possible. These events were held in order to educate the community about youth drug and alcohol trends in our county, and to provide ...

Don’t take your freedom for granted

Editorials

As we do every July 4, today, we as a nation stop to celebrate the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The words written on that single sheet of parchment paper in 1776 in Philadelphia declared this nation free from the tyranny of the British monarchy and brought ...